This area is specifically designed for our 2021 applicants. It has been created to keep students and parents/guardians informed during the current situation.
Hopefully the information below will prove useful to you. If you do have any further questions however, please do contact our Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01424 214545 ext. 1166.
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We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2021 Bexhill College is secure but the way we enrol students may change.
The date for GCSE results is currently published as 26th August 2021, however, this is under review due to the change in the exam process in summer 2021 due to Covid-19. The College will contact students regarding the enrolment process in due course, once we are clear about the results day.
Usually enrolment takes place in August, but the published dates may change depending on the release of results and any Government guidance which is in place at that point.
At enrolment, we always discuss a student’s course choices again because things do change from when students applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that you have a place at the College. College will start in September, but the way we operate may need to be different if we are still required to reduce person-to-person contact. However, this is a good few months away and we will be able to tell you more about that nearer the time.
If prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions about the enrolment process, please contact admissions on the email email@example.com or telephone 01424 214545.
Please continue to check this part of the website and our social media pages for updates.
As a Bexhill College student, you’ll have access to a wealth of Enrichment opportunities, which take place within lessons as well as our excellent range of activities students can join in with outside of lessons.
Enrichment is designed to extend and develop both you as a student and enhance the classroom learning that you experience at Bexhill College, in the hope and expectation that you can move forward as capable, resourceful and enquiring individuals.
You’ll have the chance to discuss this during your enrolment interview.
Enrolment information will be sent out in July. However, please keep visiting this site for updates.
What learning can I do between leaving school and starting Bexhill College which will help me prepare for my studies?
Some Year 11 students and their secondary school have been asking what work can be provided to support the move to College. Bexhill College will provide a number of opportunities for students prior to the Summer break:
On 7th June, after half term, we will provide a number of broad introductory activities for students to do. This will be sent via the schools (if it’s a local partner school) and via e-mail.
The activities provided are generic and many are not specific to any particular course post-16. The aims of these activities are to offer a range of useful work for prospective students to develop skills which will be useful for their post 16 studies whatever course they wish to follow at this time. These activities are not aimed at being a formal induction to any course and will not need to be submitted.
Alongside these activities, we would recommend students:
– Work on really knowing and understanding the content of their GCSEs – particularly in the subjects they have applied to do post-16 as this content forms the basis of the next stage of learning
– Proactively look at the content of their post 16 chosen subjects by researching specifications (there will be links to this on the Transition Event – see below)) and find out more about this content by using a wide range of online providers such as Futurelearn, Coursera, Khan Academy, iTunes U, Bitesize etc. many of these provide free content which will help you to explore your chosen courses
On 26th June we will release our online Transition Event which will be more subject-specific and will be a formal part of the induction to the courses post-16. The work set is designed to help students start their course in September with confidence and help them to feel they have kept in touch with learning in the subjects they are interested in. Most students will enjoy doing this work.
Students are to complete the work set that relates to the course areas they have applied for, but they are encouraged to look at other subjects as an opportunity to develop their knowledge. In fact, some students do change their mind about the courses they want to study over the Summer period so this gives them a good opportunity to look at a wide range of subjects to help with this decision.
All students that have confirmed their place at Bexhill College for September 2021, will be sent a log on during the week of 21st June 2021 to access the Transition Event.
It is not a huge amount of work and is not intended to take all of the Summer holiday. We know students need the opportunity to socialise with their friends and relax over the Summer, especially after a challenging year.
On the week of 5th July, if all continues to go well with the relaxation of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are planning to invite students into college for a face-to-face induction activity. Information about that will follow nearer the time.
Do I need to start my post 16 studies early?
Year 11 students do not need to worry about beginning their studies early. The activities mentioned in the question above will provide you with enough preparation prior to September.
We understand you may be concerned that you may have missed some of the GCSE learning due to the pandemic and you might think this will impact your knowledge for post-16 study. There is no need to worry. The College will ensure that you are supported fully to refresh your knowledge and identify any areas where you may need revision. There will be sufficient time to do this once you start College.
Schools have worked incredibly hard to make sure their students have covered their courses and therefore, you may not have as many gaps as you think. However, if you are concerned, there are lots of revisions texts you could access over the summer along with online learning opportunities, much of which is free. Please see the list in the previous question. Doing anything like this will help your transition.
You will have developed a lot of independent study skills during the lockdown period when you will have been learning online. These skills will help you with any additional self-directed study you wish to do during the holidays but will also be useful as you progress into post-16 education.
What could I do with my time over the long Summer break?
As well as undertaking the work suggested above, you should use the Summer to enjoy yourselves and relax. Many of you will enjoy outdoor and other physical activities which you may have not been able to do during the Pandemic. The summer break provides an ideal opportunity to start these again. Outdoor and other physical activities are extremely important for your health, well-being and mental stimulation.
Others may have different interests such as gaming, reading or enjoy more creative activities. You may enjoy learning and there may be online courses you would like to take advantage of to develop new skills and knowledge. These interests are also equally valuable for your personal development and mental health.
It is important you focus on what you enjoy doing and take time to do this over the summer as well as relaxing and spending time with your family and friends.
In taking time for yourself, you will be well-rested and ready to take on your post-16 studies in September.
Can I visit the College before September?
The College is offering individual tours from April and these can be booked on our website. As mentioned above, we hope to be able to invite you to an onsite induction event during the week of 5th July 2021.
We wanted to reassure you that your place for September 2021 Bexhill College is secure. Bexhill College admissions process has not changed but we have altered the way we interview students – this has changed to being phone rather than face to face (see below for more information on how we are interviewing students).
We are now in the process of interviewing all students who have applied to the College. These interviews usually take place on a Wednesday afternoon. You should receive an invitation within 4 working weeks of your confirmation email. If you have not heard from us and you think you should, please contact admissions. All interviewed students should then receive their offer of a place at the College for September by letter or electronically. This place will be honoured, and we will use the GCSE grades you are awarded this year to ensure you are on the right course when we complete your enrolment process in the Summer.
We understand that currently students will be unsure about how their grades will be awarded. The offer you receive at the first interview is a provisional one and can be changed at your second interview in the summer, should your actual results be different to your predicted ones.
The date for GCSE results is currently published as 26th August 2021 but this may change due to changes in exams for Summer 2021. Once this date has been confirmed, the College will contact students regarding the enrolment process.
We always discuss a student’s course choices again at this point because things do change from when they applied to us and that’s fine – we try to be flexible – but the one thing that remains constant is that they have a place at the College. However, if prospective parents or students have any concerns or questions, please contact admissions on the email below.
Due to the impact of Covid-19, we will still accept applications after our closing date. For students that have not yet applied, they should complete the application on Careers East Sussex as normal and the College will contact them for a telephone interview.
Staff are working remotely to answer any admissions queries and respond to new applications. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01424 214545.
Details of the New Parents/Carers Evening will be available soon
Throughout the year, we produce lots of videos which share content about what it is like to be a Bexhill College student, what the courses are like, what the facilities are like and much more.
Hopefully this content will prove useful to you as you firm up your subject choices and prepare to join us this September.
Please find some video links to our YouTube channel below. We will continue to add to these in the coming weeks so please keep checking our website.
We understand that you’ve not been at school for a while now and won’t have seen some of you friends for some time, but don’t worry, settling in at College will be well supported as we are experienced at that. Our International students travel long distance to a place where the people and environment is completely new. See how they felt about settling in by watching the above link.
We also have a 360 tour of our College for you to have a look at and familiarise yourself with before you start –
Our Health & Wellbeing Team have put together some useful information to help you keep active.
Please follow the link below for their suggestions –
Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling good. It’s a way that we can look after our own mental health and wellbeing. Click on the link below to open a PDF guide about self-care.
Students whose household income is lower than £28,000, are eligible to apply for the Bexhill College Bursary – 16-18 Bursary/Discretionary Financial Support and 19+ Discretionary Learner Support – for the academic year 2021 – 2022.
The guidance and application form is now available on the Bexhill College website, along with the online application form. Click the link below to be taken to the page with all of this information:
Please note bursary assistance is not available for students who are under 16 at the 31st August 2021
We have student accommodation located near to the College which is used annually by international students. This accommodation is also available for our home students, if required.
For more information about our student houses, please visit our website – https://www.bexhillcollege.ac.uk/international/accommodation.shtml
If you’d like to speak to someone about our accommodation, please contact Admissions – email@example.com / 01424 214545 ext. 1166.
When will I hear back about my application?
Once your application has been processed it will be acknowledged on Careers East Sussex (if you applied this way) and an acknowledgement e-mail will be sent. This usually happens within 1 week of you submitting your application.
When will I hear about my advisory interview?
Advisory interviews are held during the Spring Term. The College will contact students with an interview date within 4 working term time weeks of the date of the acknowledgement e-mail.
How can I change my course on my already submitted application prior to interview?
Do not worry your courses are discussed at your interview and you can change your mind then.
When will I need to make my final course choices?
You will have a second interview in August after your GCSE results and you will be able to discuss changing your courses and finalise your options then.
What happens if I get better grades than expected or I don’t get the grades needed for my chosen course?
Following your advisory interview, you are offered a place at the college and we identify the courses that you want to take. We recognise that it is a long time before your application and arriving and somethings can change. For example, you may get better grades than you expected or things may not go to plan. Please do not worry about this, we will discuss your options and an alternative course for you during your enrolment interview in August.
What phone number will I be called on if I am having a telephone interview?
We will call you using each of the numbers listed on your application until we contact you
Who will call me?
You will be called by one of our senior teaching staff who has an excellent knowledge of all the courses across the college and can provide you with any advice you may need.
What will happen if I miss my interview call?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will re-arrange your interview. Please do not worry you will not lose your place.
I’ve had my interview.
When and how will I receive my offer?
After your advisory interview we will send your offer within 2 working term time weeks. The offer will be sent via Careers East Sussex. If you did not apply via Careers East Sussex we will send your offer via e-mail
Can I visit the College before September?
The College is offering individual tours from April and these can be booked on our website. As mentioned in the Transition Information & Preparatory Work section, we hope to be able to invite you to an onsite induction event during the week of 5th July 2021.
How do I apply for the Bursary?
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.